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Mary Stark Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 

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Posted November 28, 2013

this school sucks my son says every teacher makes a big deal out of every thing like you cant play any game with physical contact and when you dont even really do any thing at recces you dont get to go out and play for the rest of the day and if you turn in something 5 minutes late like homework you have to stay in for recces even though they got it done. i give this school a 0/10 they should remove this school its the worst >:(
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2013

My kids love this school. The teachers have always communicated with me. Either by phone or email. They've always worked with my daughter as she was a little behind in her reading and math skills and she's back up to where she should be and even better reading. Yes they do discipline. As I have been on both sides as my son has been in trouble :/ and been the one picked on. And they have always called me to say what was going on. They also have parent nights and you go with ur kids and eat dinner and play games and chat with the teachers. They even gave the kids free haircuts and took our family picture! I read the other review and had to comment because I don't believe a word of it if they called social services...Obviously there's a reason. the school gives out a list of all teachers and email addresses also on their website some teachers post their own page. My kids teachers handed out their home number and cell. So I'm really confused to how there's no communication. The classrooms are really cool. Some had cool leather couches for reading and cool rugs to sit on. They have a pile of iPads for the kids. We love Mary Stark.
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Posted April 18, 2013

This school sucks....my child has adhd and odd they wanted me to put him on medication so I did for his adhd but not for his odd...they give him gum to come home with.they don't really discipline...the teachers don't know how to communicate with parents...my son punched his best friend in his mouth and I didn't find out till he got home...just like he slipt on ice and hit his head and they didn't even call me..they like to find any reason to call social services also....I will be changing schools next year and hopefully it will be better..
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
88%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Dakota used the North Dakota State Assessment (NDSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. Results represent students enrolled in the school for the entire academic year. The NDSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Dakota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: North Dakota Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
64%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Dakota used the North Dakota State Assessment (NDSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. Results represent students enrolled in the school for the entire academic year. The NDSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Dakota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: North Dakota Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
75%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Dakota used the North Dakota State Assessment (NDSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. Results represent students enrolled in the school for the entire academic year. The NDSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Dakota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: North Dakota Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students70%
Female65%
Male76%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native American60%
White74%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Non-migrant70%

Reading

All Students57%
Female55%
Male59%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native American30%
White67%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%
Non-migrant57%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Dakota used the North Dakota State Assessment (NDSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. Results represent students enrolled in the school for the entire academic year. The NDSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Dakota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the North Dakota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: North Dakota Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students61%
Female67%
Male55%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities61%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
Non-migrant61%

Reading

All Students61%
Female75%
Male45%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%
Non-migrant61%

Science

All Students39%
Female38%
Male41%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities39%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English41%
Non-migrant39%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Dakota used the North Dakota State Assessment (NDSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. Results represent students enrolled in the school for the entire academic year. The NDSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Dakota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the North Dakota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: North Dakota Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students66%
Female64%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%
Non-migrant66%

Reading

All Students50%
Female43%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities54%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English50%
Non-migrant50%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Dakota used the North Dakota State Assessment (NDSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. Results represent students enrolled in the school for the entire academic year. The NDSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Dakota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the North Dakota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: North Dakota Department of Public Instruction

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 80% 83%
American Indian/Alaska Native 17% 9%
Hispanic 2% 3%
Black 1% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 72%N/A32%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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405 8th Ave SW
Mandan, ND 58554
Phone: (701) 663-7514

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